Jose Aguirre is a Hispanic American who emigrated from Nicaragua to the United States in 1978 during the Sandinista revolution. Growing up in San Francisco then later in Miami, Jose’s strong Hispanic culture remained prevalent within his family. Now residing in Drexel Hill, Jose serves as Philadelphia’s Governmental & External Affairs Manager for PECO where he manages relationships and initiatives with the city of Philadelphia, its elected officials, and stake holders. In 2017, he collaborated with Councilwoman Maria Quiñonez-Sánchez in helping raise over $25,000 for victims of Hurricane Maria.
Prior to his role Governmental and External Affairs, Jose managed PECO’s Act 129 Energy Efficiency Commercial Incentive Program and Compressed Natural Gas program. Jose also held a seat as board member to ACLAMO, a Delaware Valley non-profit organization assisting low income Latinos in Montgomery County and, was a member of the Mexican Modernism Advisory Council for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Jose was also recognized as of the Delaware Valley’s Most Influential Latino by Impacto magazine in 2018. Jose holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Almeda University and served four years as president for OLE (Organization of Latinos at Exelon).